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Concrete and Masonry Construction
CONCRETE/MASON
CLASS CODE: CONST 220 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: A study of concrete construction technology including footings, foundations, cement types, admixtures, mixing, forming, reinforcing, placement, curing, testing, cold and hot weather applications. Materials and methods used in modern masonry construction. Applicable building codes will be reviewed.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: - Introduction to Masonry
- Masonry Building Units - Brick & Concrete block
- Masonry Construction Methods
- Basic Brickwork and Stonework
- Fundamentals of Concrete
- Cement, Water, and Aggregates for Concrete
- Air-Entrainment and Admixtures in Concrete
- Calculating Concrete/Concrete Mix Designs
- Concrete Construction Methods
- Tour Batch Plant
- Placing and Finishing Concrete Flatwork
- Curing Concrete
- Make Concrete Slabs, Columns, and Beams
- Formwork
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course the students will be able to:
1. Understand the basic ingredients and design of a concrete mix and how the water/cement ratio, admixtures, and quality of materials affect the strength of concrete.
2. Know the proper procedure to calculate, reinforce, place, and test for strength and cure quality concrete.
3. Gain an understanding of construction terminology and concrete and masonry construction practices.
4. Learn the tools, equipment, and techniques used to build a long lasting, quality masonry or conrete structures.
5. Review the concrete and masonry construction industry past and present.
REQUIREMENTS: Attendance: Attendance at all classes and labs is assumed and expected. When possible, inform the instructor IN ADVANCE of excused absences. More than two unexcused absences OR TARDIES will result in a full letter grade drop in the final grade.

CLASS ASSIGNMENTS, LAB ASSIGNMENTS AND OTHER ASSIGNED WORK IS TO BE HANDED IN DURING CLASS ON OR BEFORE THE DUE DATE. LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 5:00 P.M. AT THE INSTRUCTOR'S OFFICE. LATE WORK WILL RECEIVE A FULL LETTER GRADE DROP.

It is expected that each student will abide the BYU-Idaho dress, grooming, and honor standards. Feel free to consult with the instructor at any time you have difficulty or become confused. All of us have an obligation to abide by our commitments.

Schedule: A separate schedule will be distributed.

Outcomes: The assessment of desired outcomes will be by means of written examinations, oral reports, research papers and laboratory performance. Students will gain some hands-on experience by individually building a masonry wall, building reinforced concrete beams, designing and mixing concrete test samples and participating in the placing of concrete test slabs. All laboratory experiences will focus on the construction of a concrete building model.

Grading: Grades will be figured on a straight percentage of the total points possible in the class.

Examinations: There will be exams given throughout the semester as indicated on the instructional sequence. There may also be several unannounced quizzes. Exams will cover the text and workbook material plus information from the lectures or field trips. Exams should be taken on dates specified. If a student will not be present the day of the exam, special arrangements may be made to take the exam IN ADVANCE. If an emergency or illness occurs the day of the exam and the instructor or department secretary is notified that day, the exam may be taken late. The final exam will be comprehensive.

Points Possible: Exams - 100 ea. 200 pts
Quizzes 80 pts
Lab Work 300 pts
Concrete Repor 100 pts
Final Exam 100 pts
TOTAL 780 pts


PREREQUISITES: Arch 100, Arch 102
OTHER: Course Disclaimer and Procedures: The syllabus and class assignment sheet represent a tentative outline and schedule for this class. The instructor reserves the right to make changes, deletions, corrections, or additions during the course. You will be given notice in advance of any course changes. It is your responsibility, as a student, to attend class and be aware of these changes.

It is the student's responsibility to disclose to the teacher any special needs and/or learning disabilities he/she may have before the first week of class is over so that accommodations may be made.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001